Hangouts

These Brands Will Give

You the Opportunity to

Support Our Local Farmers 

by Anne Marielle Eugenio, April 16, 2019 3:50pm

Art by Ahl Mirambel

Hangouts

These Brands Will Give You the Opportunity to Support Our Local Farmers 

by Anne Marielle Eugenio, April 16, 2019 3:50pm
Art by Ahl Mirambel
 

Our farmers are daily heroes we fail to give tribute to. We can’t live without agricultural products; we use them for food, medicine, and personal and home care. We have our farmers to thank for growing and harvesting these products. Apart from waking up before dawn breaks and working under the scorching sun, some of them live in debt and pay high-interest rates for the land they farm on. Middlemen even pay our farmers little and re-sell their produce at a higher price so they can get most of the profit.

As consumers, we can help our local farmers by choosing the right brands—brands that empower and support them our local farmers:

CalaBoo

We have those days when we crave for yogurt, milk, or anything with dairy. While most commercial dairy products get their milk from cows, CalaBoo gets their dairy supply dairy from grass-fed carabaos, our national animal no less. Apart from being a brand that screams #LoveLocal, it also pays small-hold farmers a decent price for high-quality milk so they can enhance the quality of their lives. CalaBoo also aims to restore dignity and provide a long-lasting source of income to poor communities. Try out their awesome organic yogurts and butter!

 
 
 
 
 
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For more infromation, visit www.calaboo.com.

Ritual PH

Ritual PH is a general store that advocates sustainability. They sell organic beauty care products, stainless steel straws, and other organic items to promote a zero-waste lifestyle. Ritual PH offers different varieties of sugar, rice, and coffee—all sourced from small-scale farmers who don’t have the means to package their products for retail consumers.

Ritual PH is at 2/F Languages Internationale Building, 926 Arnaiz Ave., Makati City. For more information, visit Ritual PH on Facebook.

The Giving Cafe

A positive impact on the local coffee industry is what The Giving Cafe aims as a social enterprise. Under the coffee solutions company Henry and Sons, this cafe supports the Foundation for Sustainable Coffee Excellence, an organization which helps the local farmers of La Trinidad, Benguet. So every cup of coffee you buy matters to them.

The Giving Cafe is at Sheridan Street Cor. Pines Street, Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City.

Bayani Brew

Bayani Brew’s brewed tea is not only good for the body; it’s also good for the local organic farming communities. This social enterprise advocates sustainable sourcing from local small farm communities, particularly the GK Enchanted Farm in Angat Bulacan. One bottle of Bayani Brew tea equals support to our farm heroes. You can find Bayani Brew products in supermarkets.

 
 
 
 
 
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For more information, visit their www.bayanibrew.com.

ECHOstore

ECHOstore is a store, market, and cafe all rolled into one. ECHO stands for Environment, Community, Health, and Organization—the areas the enterprise cares for. ECHOstore promotes sustainable living by offering eco-friendly products and ingredients. It also advocates for supporting small producers, artisans, and craftsmen to reach a broader range of customers as it provides the platform for their produce. The next time you want to find something organic, find the nearest ECHOstore!

For more information, visit www.echostore.ph.

Got Heart Shop

Got Heart has a heart for all things natural and local. The shop, provides an avenue and opportunities for farmers and indigenous communities, like Aetas, to reach potential customers. Got Heart aims to create a lasting social impact on their livelihood.

Got Heart’s shop is at Katipunan Avenue, White Plains, Quezon City. For more information, visit Got Heart on Facebook.

Human Nature

For over ten years, Human Nature has been providing alternatives to chemical-based everyday products like facial wash, shampoo, and makeup. They source their organic raw materials from low-income communities and provide these people with livelihood training in farming and processing equipment. The company continues to be pro-Philippines, pro-poor, and pro-environment.

 
 
 
 
 
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For more information, visit their www.humanheartnature.com.

If you buy one of these products, you are also appreciating local and supporting our small-scale farmers. The next time you look for beauty care, dairy, or beverage product, consider one of these brands as one of your choices. Your option can make all the difference.

 

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